Once in awhile it is good to be reminded of how people perceive us. This week, I was really annoyed by one person posting the exact, same message on Linkedin at least 10 times throughout the day. I asked myself, does this person really know how annoying he is. What drives people to post the exact same message several times a day?
Clarification: Before I go any farther I will tell you that I write this post and may post it at different times during the day, (3 times maximum on twitter) (1 time on Linkedin) (1 time on Google+). Same blog post, but always, always a different message pointing to it.
Time and time again I see people reposting the same post, (word for word) several times a day on Twitter, Linkedin and Google+. Make sure you understand how people perceive you. I can only speak for myself, but these are some of the thoughts that go through my head when this type of action occurs.
If I see the same information posted several times a day, my thought is the following:”This person has a scheduled message and is really not much for engaging. Too much sales or irrelevant broadcasting”
Action: Ignore this person and be careful for possible future spam
If a person posts the same information or the same link several times a day, my thought is the following:”This person really doesn’t understand that Linkedin is for professionals and not a Craig’s List platform”
Action: If this person is a contact, consider disconnecting. Do not take this person seriously. Never leave a comment or view profile, it might appear to this person that I am showing interest.
If a person posts the same information several times a day, my thought is the following:”This person is just a beginner and is desperate for people to follow them.”
Action: Ignore this person, not a big deal because people are still trying to figure out Google+
Try to create different conversations every time you post. You owe it to the core people who follow you. Would you hang around people who told the same story several times a day? Use that question as your guide. Also, people like to connect with people who offer new thoughts and ideas on topics. If you are a curator, someone who always shares other people’s information, consider writing your own information and making your own news.
Be unique, make a point and be interesting.
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